Face Pack Recipes

Botanics All Bright with Hibiscus Hydrating Night Cream (from Boots)

Hi guys. Hope everyone is doing good. Today I would like to review the All Bright Night cream from Botanics. Well let me just say, I really am not happy with result it gave me. I have seen good reviews on this product from others but it just didn’t win my favor.

I really had my hopes up with this one, I presumed that it would not only be moisturizing, however it would be safe for me to use as well. Turns out, it didn’t work very well on my skin.

Well, it is moisturizing and glides smoothly and smells great, well, that’s what any conventional moisturizer does, however I expected more from a moisturizer with “the power of plants”.

From the ingredient list I understand that the ingredients are not all clean and also it has a strong perfume smell and not something I prefer on my skin for six to seven hours. I know this because I always wake up with breakouts the morning after I use this night cream. If you need to know one thing about my skin, it is that I am blessed with good skin and is least prone to breakouts. So when it does happen then it seriously is something to be considered; and the worst part is that the breakouts occur the very next morning after using this cream the previous night; its not even like it happens over a certain period of usage.

Now, I did a little research and discovered what caused this issue . Its the ingredient called Dimethicone in the cream that is culprit for my breakouts.

So what is Dimethicone?

Dimethicone is a type of silicone used to provide a smoothing effect on application and renders that silky smooth feel to your product. However Dimethicone forms a sealed barrier over the skin trapping dirt, oil, sebum, impurities and debris thereby clogging the pores leading to breakouts due to congestion of pores.

This ingredient may not cause breakouts for everyone however it does clog the pores and now that we do know this, then its better we steer clear of products that contain dimethicone in higher concentrations in their products.

Did you know?

The ingredients in your products’ ingredient list is mentioned in the descending order of their concentrations. Hence, the first product mentioned in your ingredient list will be of the highest percentage in your product and the last product will be the lowest.

Especially guys, if you have acne prone skin then please completely avoid using creams and lotions for your face that contain Dimethicone (please guys, check your ingredient list)

SPECIFICATIONS:-

Texture:

Smooth and rich.

Colour:

Light brown (peachish, I’ll say) in color.

Consistency:

Thick, creamy and soft. Glides smoothly.

Smell:

Smells great. I really love the smell. But this actually is disturbing as I expect my night creams to be thick and heavy yet mild smelling. If you don’t mind a strong perfumy smell for your night moisturizer then you will be okay with this. (But I say, stay clear of products with heavy fragrance)

Application:

You can get an even application with a small amount. Glides smoothly.

Usage:

Use at night at bedtime after cleansing. Doubles as a face and body cream. I, however stopped using this product on my face due to the breakouts.

Since the skin on the rest of the body is more thicker and lesser in sensitivity than the face hence, I found no issues while using it on hands or legs.

Result:

I am not happy with the result. For sure it glides well and provides moisturization and smells great however that is due to the synthetic chemicals present in it; and also I don’t like what it does to my face and hence, I have feeling I cant trust it too well on my body skin either, though my body skin can handle it better than my face skin.

I wake up with breakouts every time I apply this the previous night due the ingredient called Dimethicone, which doesn’t suit my skin.

INGREDIENT STUDY:

The table below shows the ingredients present in the cream as mentioned on its cover.  Along with it, I have mentioned the rating provided by Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, EWG and rating by Paula’s Choice.

(Disclosure: All information found in the table below is directly taken from the mentioned two websites)

According to the EWG Cosmetics database, the rating is as follows:

1-2 : Low Hazard

3-6 : Moderate Hazard

7-10: High Hazard

According to Paula’s choice Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary, the rating is as follows:

  1. Best
  2. Good
  3. Average
  4. Poor

In the table shown below, for those ingredients with either a moderate hazard rating by EWG or an average rating by Paula’s Choice has been marked yellow and for those ingredients with either a high hazard rating by EWG or a poor rating by Paula’s Choice has been marked with red for your easy reference.

Also, kindly note, just because it is highlighted doesn’t mean you need to steer completely clear of the ingredient or the product; it is just so it helps you assess whether you approve of that particular ingredient personally in your skincare product. (for instance, I have discovered that the ingredient Dimethicone found in most creams doesn’t suit my skin as it tends to breakout and hence I have to avoid products that contain this ingredient)

 

Ingredients Cosmetics Database EWG Rating  Paula’s Choice Rating
Aqua (Water) 1 N/A
C12-15 alkyl benzoate 1 Good

 

Glycerin 2 Best
Dimethicone 3

(MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

 LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology)

Good
Cetearyl olivate 1 Good
Tribehenin 1 Good
Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter 1 Best
Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract 1 Good
Cetearyl alcohol 1 Good
Sorbitan olivate 1 Good
Alcohol denat. 4

(Other HIGH concerns:Multiple, additive exposure sources;Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards. Also shows low levels of cancer risks)

Poor

(Denatured alcohol is a drying type of alcohol that aggravates and weakens skin. )

Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil 1 Good
Sodium polyacrylate 3

(Other HIGH concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive))

Good
Phenoxyethanol 4

(Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); )

 

Good

(Phenoxyethanol is a widely used synthetic preservative that has global approval for use in all cosmetic products in concentrations up to 1%.)

Dimethicone crosspolymer 1 Good
Parfum (Fragrance) 8

(Other HIGH concerns: Miscellaneous; Other MODERATE concerns:Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology)

 

Poor

(These are often skin sensitizers because they are composed of hundreds of individual chemical components. Fragrance is a leading source of sensitivity to cosmetics.)

Caprylyl glycol 1 Good
Xanthan gum 1 Good
Citric acid 2 Good
Sodium benzoate 3

(Shows low concerns of Organ toxicity (reproductive))

Good

(It is a preservative in both cosmetics and food products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated it a “generally recognized as safe” ingredient.)

Sodium hyaluronate 1 Best
Ethylhexylglycerin 1

(Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs); Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Good
Dipropylene glycol 1

Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs))

Good
Tetrasodium EDTA 2

(Other HIGH concerns: Occupational hazards; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption))

 

Good

Potassium hydroxide 3-5 (Depending on usage)

(Other HIGH concerns: Occupational hazards; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs))

Average

(In higher concentrations, potassium hydroxide can aggravate skin, even if used in rinse-off products.)

Tocopheryl acetate 3

(Shows high concerns of contamination and moderate levels of allergies and immunotoxicity)

Best
Benzoic acid 3 Good
Dehydroacetic acid 1

(Other HIGH concerns: Occupational hazards; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); )

Good

(A synthetic preservative used in amounts of 0.6% or less where it’s proven to be safe and effective. )

OVERALL REMARK:-

Would I buy it again

Never. I don’t want breakouts every time I wake up.

Do I recommend

I wouldn’t recommend anything that I personally wouldn’t buy again.

Hope you guys could take away valuable information from this review. Prior to this post I had shared the day lotion from the Botanics range of Boots. If you are interested you can check it out here. Tell me, have any of you guys tried this cream? If so, please comment below how it turned out for you guys?

Love,

Twinkle

 

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